George Lucas is Ready to Get His Avatar On


Avatar’s not only the second highest grossing movie ever (rivaled only by another of James Cameron’s blockbusters, Titanic); it’s also set a new benchmark for visual effects. Cameron’s 3D opus has changed the movie-making game, and George Lucas is trying to keep up. Seeing Avatar inspired Lucas to take a look at his own cinematic masterpieces—meaning that a 3D Star Wars may be coming to a not so far away galaxy soon.

In an interview with Access Hollywood, Lucas said, “We’ve been looking for years and years and years of trying to take Star Wars and put it in 3D. But, [the] technology hasn’t been there. We’ve been struggling with it, but I think [Avatar] will be a new impetus to make that happen.”

Sign up for the Paste newsletter Get our daily summary of the day's top articles and new items. Sign Up Thank you! Your email address has been added to our list. You will begin receiving our newsletter within 48 hours.

Paste Magazine example 1 Paste Magazine example 2 Paste Magazine example 3